Tag Archives: ‘Fledgling’ by Richard Holliday

Squirrel, Dandelions and A Gift

The wild winds that Eunice brought took down our bird feeder so our resident squirrel doesn’t need to climb the pole at the moment. He is using our sculpture Fledgling as a staging post.

I like the sunny colour of dandelions and they are the first pollinators in our gardens.

One of the lovely Mr S’s birthday presents was a beautifully blooming Erysimum, a perennial wallflower that has the most glorious scent. The flowers are a pretty shade  of lilac and today I spotted a yellow one just opened.


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Fledgling, Flour and Flowers

A pigeon regularly sits on our sculpture, Fledgling, as a staging post for the feeders.

The doorbell rang this morning, a most unusual occurrence at the moment. There on the doorstep was a bag of strong flour and further down the drive at a socially distancing appropriate place was our good friend J from choir, shopping for various people, who thought of us and my lack of strong flour! What a treasure she is! Bread making is back on the agenda as I also sourced some fresh yeast today!

It is the third anniversary of the death of our dear friend and neighbour, Bill. We remember him with a garden posy of Rosemary, Forget-me-nots and Primroses, one here in our house and one for Sue-next-door, with much love.


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Umbrellas, Memorial and A Robin

Walking through Bodmin this morning, we passed this colourful arcade full of umbrellas.

Umbrella arcade

In the car park, I was delighted to see that this memorial  is for all dogs to get a drink from and is in memory of a couple, special to their owners as all pets are. Thought of you and Bertie, Mandy, with love.


Once home, the Robin, who frequently perches on our sculpture but who usually flies off before I can grab my camera, stayed put long enough for this photo.

Fledgling with Robin


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Rudder, Bee and Birds

Today the rudder came home after being renovated beautifully by Daughter No1. It is 6ft long so I just photographed the hole! It has been fitted back onto our boat, Skippalong, this afternoon. Re-launch is tomorrow!

Re-painted rudder

Re-painted rudder

A bee was in the grass this afternoon and I thought it was looking a bit lost and weak. However, when I put the camera close it buzzed off, not in need of a sugar boost at all. Aren’t the wings just beautiful?Bee

There were two Robins in the garden this evening, one on the beak of our sculpture, Fledgling. I took the photo from the kitchen on a long zoom.

Robins and Fledgling by Richard Holliday

Robins and Fledgling by Richard Holliday


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Fledgling in the Rain, Home Ground and Magnolia

We were promised 50-70mms of rain today and it all arrived at once this morning in the hooliest of hoolies that we have ever seen! Our garden became a series of ponds and the field behind us looked like a lake.

Fledgling in the rain

‘Fledgling’ by Richard Holliday,  in the rain

A walk into town became possible this afternoon and we called in to try a new Coffee Shop, Home Ground. It was lovely and warm in all respects. The welcome was friendly, the coffee excellent and the cakes delicious. We bought an extra one to share tomorrow, an almond and chocolate one which also happens to be gluten free. It aims to be a home from home and certainly the bookcase full of good reads was very inviting. The idea is that you can read while you are there and if the book takes your fancy you can buy it!  There were some of our favourites for children on the bottom shelf – The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Masquerade among them.

Books to borrow or buy

Books to borrow or buy

On the way up Church Lane coming home, we noticed a few opening buds on the Magnolia.

Magnolia blooms

Magnolia blooms


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